The 10 Rules Of Rock And Roll

Author: Robert Forster
Publisher: Black Inc.
ISBN: 1863954503
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The 10 Rules Of Rock And Roll from the Author: Robert Forster. This is a roller-coaster ride through the history and present of popular music - from The Monkees, The Rolling Stones, Nana Mouskouri and Neil Diamond to Cat Power, Antony and the Johnsons, Franz Ferdinand and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and covering such Australian mainstays as Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Mark Seymour, Paul Kelly and theCountdown spectacular. Robert Forster was a Go-Between and now has an acclaimed solo career. But in recent times he has established himself as one of the fi nest music critics in the business. This book gathers that writing into an entertaining whole and also includes several new pieces: Forster outlines the 10 Rules of Rock and Roll, reflects on the influence of The Velvet Underground and movingly remembers his partner in The Go-Betweens, Grant McLennan.

Author: Peter Thiel
Publisher: Nash Format
ISBN: 6177279147
Size: 11.88 MB
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from the Author: Peter Thiel. Ця книжка стане пусковим механізмом для тих, хто прагне мислити та створювати нове, а не копіювати відпрацьовані шаблони. Автор переконує: роблячи те, що ми вже знаємо, ми рухаємо світ від 1 до n, додаючи більше чогось вже знаного; проте щоразу, коли ми створюємо щось нове, ми ступаємо від 0 до 1. Тіль покроково описує дієвість експоненціального закону у світі стартапів, таємниці роботи із венчурним капіталом, а також інноваційні ідеї майбутнього, які змінять життя людей до невпізнаваності...

The Book Of Rock Lists

Author: Dave Marsh
Publisher: [New York] : Dell Publishing Company
ISBN:
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The Book Of Rock Lists from the Author: Dave Marsh. Gathers unusual and little-known facts about rock and roll performers, groups, recordings, and history

The 1950s Most Wanted

Author: Robert A Rodriguez
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1574887157
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The 1950s Most Wanted from the Author: Robert A Rodriguez. Journey back fifty years to explore the decade of baby boomers, the Red scare, and the birth of rock and roll with Robert Rodriguez’s The 1950s’ Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Rock & Roll Rebels, Cold War Crises, and All-American Oddities. America was revving its engines when the fifties came along, and its citizens more than ready for everything the historic decade had to offer. Rodriguez takes you on a spin down memory lane with dozens of top-ten lists filled with amazing, amusing, and even astonishing trivia from the 1950s. Television exploded into the mainstream in the 1950s, and in this book you’ll find kids’ television, shows that were immensely popular then but forgotten now, and potential series that never got off the ground. Film and music history are also well represented, with lists highlighting the fathers of rock and roll and some unlikely recording artists, plus catchphrases from contemporary films and first roles of future stars. Relive the most notorious crimes of the decade, such as the one that inspired the TV show and film The Fugitive, and its big scandals, such as the quiz show debacle and the deportation of Charlie Chaplin. You’ll read about politicians, celebrities, fashion, toys, fads, and disasters. Relearn the hip slang of the time while finding out which tales from the fifties were really tall tales or urban legends that are now debunked. Rodriguez gives you a whole decade’s worth of fun, facts, and all-important memories. It may have been half a century ago, but with The 1950s’ Most Wanted™, it’ll seem like just yesterday.

Grant I

Author: Robert Forster
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
ISBN: 1743485662
Size: 29.18 MB
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Grant I from the Author: Robert Forster. Grant & I is the story of the friendship and collaboration of Grant McLennan and Robert Forster, who gave Australia The Go-Betweens, one of our best and most influential bands. The Go-Betweens, one of Australia's most talented and influential bands, very nearly wasn't. Grant McLennan didn't want to be in a group, and couldn't even play an instrument. That didn't stop the singer-songwriter duo of Forster/McLennan becoming one of the most acclaimed partnerships in Australian music history. Just as The Go-Betweens always defied categorisation, Grant & I is like no other rock memoir. At its heart is a privileged insight into a prolific artistic collaboration that lasted three decades, and an extraordinary friendship that rode out the band's break-up to remain strong until Grant's premature death in 2006. Unconventional in lineup and look, noted for near misses and near hits, always a beat to one side of the mainstream - the band's unusual beginnings were followed by twists that often confounded its members as well as fans and record companies. The story of The Go-Betweens is also the story of the times, and Grant & I is a wonderfully perceptive look at the music industry and a brilliantly fresh take on the sounds of the era. As distinctive a writer of prose as he is of songs, Robert Forster is wise and witty, intimate and frank, astute and knowledgeable. There could be no better tribute than Grant & I to this partnership and band who remain loved and revered. 'The truest and strangest poet of his generation.' Nick Cave 'An odyssey of friendship, ambition and the struggle of art. Clear-eyed and compelling.' Paul Kelly 'As a survey of a sui generis carrer, as a glimpse into the formation and working methods of a superlative songwriter, and as an ultimately poignant chronicle of a friendship, Grant & I weaves a memorable story with wit, art and heart.' Readings Monthly 'The main focus is as admirable as it is surprising. Forster's topic is rarely himself or McLennan. Instead, it's the stuff of which their days were made, the music of The Go-Betweens . . . Forster is not at all sentimental about their friendship, until he has to be . . . And their relationship is not at all dramatic, until, of course, it is, at which point, it is gutting, sudden and tragic.' The Saturday Paper 'The Go-Betweens were fascinating for teaming two very different singer-songwriters - the sweetly melodic Grant McLennan and ragged rock poet Robert Forster. Robert's account of their journey is as compelling as it is sprightly.' The Weekly Review 'This moving memoir . . . is a fascinating glimpse into a life richly lived and a key friendship along the way . . . [Forster] has gone on to honour his departed friend in many ways and now, importantly, with this warm, witty and at times searingly honest book.' Courier-Mail 'His writing is sharp, with an undercurrent of ironic humour but, when it comes to the big moment with which the book climaxes, he handles it with emotional precision . . . You can read this as a book about the music industry. You can read it as a book about the mysterious synergies of art. Or you can read it is a book about the non-erotic love that can exist between men.' The Age 'An engrossing, textured insight into [Forster's] friendship with his fellow, but more introverted, singer-songwriter while documenting the highs and lows of The Go-Betweens' battles with record labels in the UK, US and at home. The book is also a wonderful insight into the punk, post-punk and '90s music scenes, detailing the band's brushes with REM, Nick Cave's The Birthday Party, Lloyd Cole and Scottish cult act Orange Juice.' The Advertiser (Adelaide) '[A] beautifully documented account . . . The heart of Forster's story is deeper and more poetically drawn than simple band autobiography, however. It's the unveiling of a friendship, a partnership, even a love affair, of sorts, that ended in tragic circumstances . . . His natural talent for the written word blossoms from almost every page of this colourful account of his relationship with McLennan . . . Forster writes from the heart.' Weekend Australian 'Forster's half of the tale is passionate, funny, unflinchingly honest and ultimately very moving in the hours of his friend's strange, tragically premature passing . . . What we have in The Go-Betweens is a beautiful puzzle that invites imagination to rule.' The Saturday Age

The Rockstar Remedy

Author: Dr. Gabrielle Francis
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062310623
Size: 68.66 MB
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The Rockstar Remedy from the Author: Dr. Gabrielle Francis. From the woman known to some of the most famous bands in the world as the “Rock n’ Roll Doctor” comes a holistic prescription to achieving health and balance—even when you don’t live like a saint. As a holistic practitioner and therapeutic masseuse to the music industry's elite, Gabrielle Francis has helped famous rockers to repair, recover, and refuel from the demanding schedules and occasional overindulgences that come along with the rock star lifestyle. Now for the first time, Gabrielle shares her sought-after, insider secrets with readers everywhere. Because being overscheduled, sleep-deprived, on the road, or occasionally eating or drinking to excess aren’t lifestyle habits unique to the music industry: they are the same challenges faced by all of us, every day. In The Rockstar Remedy, Gabrielle shares her unique strategies for boosting your energy and looking and feeling your best—even when your schedule doesn’t seem to allow it. She shows readers that their health exists on a spectrum, and the simple act of making better choices every day—even if they’re not the best choices—helps us achieve balance in both mind and body. With tips for improving energy levels, lists of foods to aim for and avoid, a simple no-starvation detox, and her popular “damage mitigation techniques,” which show you secret ways to reverse the damage causes by less-than-perfect choices, Gabrielle offers a simple, effective plan for staying healthy and happy amid the chaos of our daily lives.

Kidz Bop Be A Pop Star

Author: Kimberly Potts
Publisher: Adams Media
ISBN: 1440505721
Size: 59.52 MB
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Kidz Bop Be A Pop Star from the Author: Kimberly Potts. "With tips from the KIDZ BOP Kids, you'll learn everything it takes to grab the musical world by storm--and then some! From writing cool songs and getting a group together, to putting on shows and making your own music videos, nothing is off limits. Whether you've always wanted to be a Pop Princess, Indie Artist, Country Crooner, Dance Machine, R&B Star, Showstopper, or an all-around 360-degree talent machine, you'll find out the ins and outs of show business for your chance to shine!"--P. [4] of cover.

The Rise Of The Image The Fall Of The Word

Author: Mitchell Stephens
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199880077
Size: 57.93 MB
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The Rise Of The Image The Fall Of The Word from the Author: Mitchell Stephens. For decades educators and cultural critics have deplored the corrosive effects of electronic media on the national consciousness. The average American reads less often, writes less well. And, numbed by the frenetic image-bombardment of music videos, commercials and sound bites, we may also, it is argued, think less profoundly. But wait. Is it just possible that some good might arise from the ashes of the printed word? Most emphatically yes, argues Mitchell Stephens, who asserts that the moving image is likely to make our thoughts not more feeble but more robust. Through a fascinating overview of previous communications revolutions, Stephens demonstrates that the charges that have been leveled against television have been faced by most new media, including writing and print. Centuries elapsed before most of these new forms of communication would be used to produce works of art and intellect of sufficient stature to overcome this inevitable mistrust and nostalgia. Using examples taken from the history of photography and film, as well as MTV, experimental films, and Pepsi commercials, the author considers the kinds of work that might unleash, in time, the full power of moving images. And he argues that these works--an emerging computer-edited and -distributed "new video"--have the potential to inspire transformations in thought on a level with those inspired by the products of writing and print. Stephens sees in video's complexities, simultaneities, and juxtapositions, new ways of understanding and perhaps even surmounting the tumult and confusions of contemporary life. Sure to spark lively--even heated--debate, The Rise of the Image, the Fall of the Word belongs in the library of millennium-watchers everywhere.

A Broken Hallelujah Rock And Roll Redemption And The Life Of Leonard Cohen

Author: Liel Leibovitz
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393244202
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A Broken Hallelujah Rock And Roll Redemption And The Life Of Leonard Cohen from the Author: Liel Leibovitz. Brings to life a passionate poet-turned-musician and what compels him and his work. Why is it that Leonard Cohen receives the sort of reverence we reserve for a precious few living artists? Why are his songs, three or four decades after their original release, suddenly gracing the charts, blockbuster movie sound tracks, and television singing competitions? And why is it that while most of his contemporaries are either long dead or engaged in uninspired nostalgia tours, Cohen is at the peak of his powers and popularity? These are the questions at the heart of A Broken Hallelujah, a meditation on the singer, his music, and the ideas and beliefs at its core. Granted extraordinary access to Cohen’s personal papers, Liel Leibovitz examines the intricacies of the man whose performing career began with a crippling bout of stage fright, yet who, only a few years later, tamed a rowdy crowd on the Isle of Wight, preventing further violence; the artist who had gone from a successful world tour and a movie star girlfriend to a long residency in a remote Zen retreat; and the rare spiritual seeker for whom the principles of traditional Judaism, the tenets of Zen Buddhism, and the iconography of Christianity all align. The portrait that emerges is that of an artist attuned to notions of justice, lust, longing, loneliness, and redemption, and possessing the sort of voice and vision commonly reserved only for the prophets. More than just an account of Cohen’s life, A Broken Hallelujah is an intimate look at the artist that is as emotionally astute as it is philosophically observant. Delving into the sources and meaning of Cohen’s work, Leibovitz beautifully illuminates what Cohen is telling us and why we listen so intensely.

The Rock N Roll Classroom

Author: Rich Allen
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452283869
Size: 78.21 MB
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The Rock N Roll Classroom from the Author: Rich Allen. Pump up the volume to increase student learning! Drawing on educational and neuroscientific research, the authors unlock the mystery of managing mood, energy, and learning with music in this one-of-a-kind handbook. No matter what subject or grade you teach, The Rock 'n' Roll Classroom provides all the notes you’ll need to shake up your classroom and engage each of your students, including: Playlists customized for specific purposes like reducing students’ stress or increasing focus Tips and tricks for accessing all your tunes easily and inexpensively Anecdotes from teachers about how they use music to manage everyday situations Sample lessons across grade levels